When the dust is settled, the last patient is cured, when all is "right" again in the world.
We'll return to our ways of poisoning the water, smoking the air, melting the ice, and trashing the ground.
We then have to face ourselves and realize: WE are the virus.
We are absolute shit to this planet.
We are the ones causing harm to the body, the body of life, the body of Nature. We are parasites to the Earth, feeding off the planet for our own selfish existence. We don’t care what damage is caused to the “host”, as long as we have our conveniences and pleasures for the sake of our own Ego.
Mother nature's immune system will grow stronger, create more potent "anti-bodies" to rid us once and for all, if we do not manage to align ourselves, in harmony, with the body. If we do not destroy our own Egos and self-centeredness (that's not a word, but you get the point) and place ourselves into just a “part” of the bigger picture.
Even IF we do manage to win every single battle against our microscopic enemies, then our destructive ways will bring about our own destruction anyway.
What good is it to prevent Nature from destroying us if we are determined to destroy Nature itself?
This outbreak is meant to teach us a lesson, a rather harsh one, but a lesson nonetheless. Nature loves us but sometimes uses “tough love” to make the message clear. She punishes us for bad behavior, like a parent to a misbehaving child, to get us to practice more mature behavior.
The mature behavior, in this case, she is trying to teach us is one of Harmony, one of bonding and togetherness.
Will we learn from her or ignore this wisdom she bestows upon us? Will we continue to misbehave or put away our pride and actually listen to her?
We must relax and reflect on what’s really going on here. Beyond the fact that there’s a global pandemic, amidst this crisis…
You see it everywhere, right now -- a sense of community and fighting for the greater good.
We are creating global Harmony. We are creating peace. We're working together to keep as many people safe as possible.
Friends, family, and neighbors are calling each other to ask “Are you okay?”
Politicians are discussing plans to provide compensation and provisions to civilians.
Hospital staff and other “essential workers” are clocking in overtime to keep things running smoothly.
Businesses are being ordered to close.
Schools are too.
Public gatherings are being banned --all to counter the spread of this Coronavirus.
Microsoft and Sony have agreed to shut down their servers during “school hours” until further notice to encourage children to do their homework.
In a growing number of cities, there are actually a “Stay at Home” order, where people are instructed not to go out in public except to buy groceries, exercise, or go to work.
(This is...a Procrastin8r's dream! A Stay-at-Home order? Yessir! I'll continue living my life the way I have been.)
Every action taken, every decision made during this time is inspired by the will and desire to protect humanity, to save lives, at whatever the cost.
It is a beautiful thing - to see the whole world uniting as a family, putting aside our differences to protect one another. It is the first time in our lives that this strange little blue planet actually feels like...home, where you are welcome simply for being Human, the same surname as those who live around you. Though there are some outsiders to this family unit (*ahem* I'm looking at you, TP hoarders), for the most part, people are rather co-operative and team-oriented.
I had neighbor literally check in on me to see if I had toilet paper. Minus some anxious nuts, we're all looking out for each other's asses.
Gone are the endless gun debates. Gone are the fights about abortion. Gone are the disagreements on race and gender.
We put away all our differences in skin color, sexuality, gender, and even moral beliefs all to come together and focus on this one pressing issue -- to create Harmony for all of humanity.
It’s certainly an inspirational time,if you think deeply, and see beyond the wreck, but unless we not only continue this Harmony with each other in the aftermath but also extend it to Nature, beyond our humanity, beyond our civilization, then Nature will declare war on us.
That’s something we want to avoid, as it will be less of a fight and more of a slaughter.
If, after all of this chaos, we jump right back to our greedy ways of destroying the environment all for the sake of profit, we will inevitably bring about our own end. For those who do not serve the greater good of the community are exiled. When it comes to the community of the world, humans as a species do not serve towards the goal of creating a thriving planet and instead seek to consume for their own Ego-driven purposes, thus will surely be exiled eventually.
Mother Nature is warning us: be together in peace and Harmony or prepare for the wrath.
She’s showing us that we have the capability within ourselves to be a global community, to protect something outside our own inner Ego. She’s asking us, firmly, to learn how to get along, not just with each other, but with all of Nature as well. Otherwise, we're fucked, basically.
It’s time, and it’s always been time, to embrace our laziness, as a collective society.
This Coronavirus outbreak is a warning shot from Nature herself to really get our shit together and shift from a hardworking society into one of relaxation and integration with the universe.
We must live in our humble abode, live frugally, take “just enough” resources, and find happiness within rather than from materials. We must avoid a rushed sense of greed to collect as much as possible for ourselves and be open to sharing with others.
We must put at ease our “Get it now” instant gratification culture and seek what benefits the community as a whole, even if it takes longer, slower. Procrastinate with Purpose. We must move like a sloth, progressing steadily, and aim to get what we want over time rather than right away. We must take the long path and no short cuts. Slow n’ steady wins the race.
We must cast aside our anger and judgments of others, lean back, and listen. We must understand others’ beliefs rather than shouting our own at their faces. We must seek to be fair rather than be right. We must come up with solutions as a team, rather than argue about them incessantly.
We must cut the workload tremendously so people have plenty of time to relax in leisure and create mental peace and clarity, rather than build mental stress. We must allow people to have time to “Stay at Home”, be lazy, and take it easy. A society with relaxed minds is more productive than one with anxious minds.
We must let go of control and “go with the flow” of nature, rather than trying to force it to work the way we want it to (it won’t). We must play our role and ride with the waves, rather than attempting to move them in the direction we desire. We must join the sea of life and create Harmony.
This is our opportunity to learn world peace now -- to see how we’re all in this together,and can create a Lazy Utopia.
I’m not one to call upon the gods or say that I am “Spiritual” by any means, but to deny that we are all connected in this giant system of nature is ignorant and blind.
If we don’t unite, we’ll lose the fight against nature herself.
Open your eyes and wake up. Remember this pandemic and use it as a lesson to see each person as human and each human as nature.
We must Embrace Our Laziness and stop our efforts to control nature and just lie in it.
Take it easy,